India has got one of the most highly respected diasporas in the globe with the US Indian community being the richest immigrate community. Indians tend to do much better outside the country, as India has cumbersome regulations and constraints which stifle talent and hard work. A top German publication recently came down hard on the [...]

Czech Solar Developers Accused The Czech Republic has witnessed the biggest solar boom in the world relative to its economy. The country saw a huge increase in solar installations in 2010 and 2011 as the government gave a generous electricity feed in tariff for solar power generation. This led to almost 2-3 GW of solar [...]

Subsidies and Low Labor cost not the reason for Chinese Solar Competitiveness NREL and MIT don’t think that low wage costs and generous subsidies are driving the Chinese advantage in solar panel manufacturing. They think that the massive scale of Chinese silicon panel factories is the main reason for their competitiveness. NREL thinks that the [...]

The Saga of Corruption And Misgovernance in India We have been massively bearish on the Indian stock markets for a long time now citing the huge mis-governance and corruption that afflicts the entire economy. During the credit fueled boom in the early 2000s, these problems got shoved down the carpet, leading to high valuations to [...]

Slowdown in the Indian Solar Industry The India solar growth story is sputtering, with only 1500 MW of solar capacity getting installed till date. The main growth drivers – Gujarat and JNNSM have become pale shadows of themselves. Gujarat which is India’s solar shining star is facing a problem of overcapacity. The state has installed [...]

The Indian wind energy industry was finally seeing some rays of hope with the government reinstating the wind power subsidies in the form of Generation Based Incentive (GBI), which had been removed for more than a year. With India’s REC market in a coma and transmission problems, the installations had come down. But the recent [...]